The City of Arvada is once again implementing its neighborhood grant program. One of the City Council's primary goals is to stabilize and revitalize the City's neighborhoods. The Neighborhood Grant program is designed to help neighbors better connect with each other while strengthening community values and improving their neighborhood. A cohesive neighborhood is a happier, healthier, safer place to live. These grants will help supplement the cost of conducting neighborhood gatherings and implementing neighborhood improvement projects.
Two types of grants will be offered for 2013:
"Know Your Neighbor Grants" are small grants for improving neighborhood relations/communication and intended to facilitate people getting together and getting to know one another. Neighbors may apply for $100 grants for activities such as block parties, event kick-off celebrations, or other functions/gatherings involving the building of connections between neighbors. Allocated funding forKnow Your Neighbor Grants has been depleted, and these grants are no longer available for 2013. Please check back in January 2014.
"Neighborhood Improvement Grants" are intended for more substantial projects and may include physical improvements, programs or activities. Improvement grants may vary in size and are limited to a maximum of $10,000 each. Projects must involve neighbors working together and providing a match of at least 25% of the project cost. The match may be met through cash contribution by using the value of donated materials, or volunteer labor, or some combination thereof. In all instances, a minimum of 15% of the project cost must be provided through volunteer labor. The Neighborhood Improvement Grant applications must be submitted by March 15, 2013 and grants should be awarded in May 2013.
Additional information can be obtained by calling the City of Arvada, Community Development Department at 720-898-7435, or by contacting the Neighborhood Coordinators listed below: